Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Mcdonalds Rest. In Canada
0

11 posts in this topic

Can anyone tell me if McDonalds french fries are gluten-free in Canada? Their fact sheet appears to show no gluten. If they are gluten-free, has anyone ever had a problem after consuming them?

Thanx, Tracy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Tracy,

I haven't a problem with them, I also haven't had a problem with thier hash browns. I live in Ontario. :blink:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanx Crystal. I guess i take my chances and hope the counter person does not have gluten on thier hands. I live in B.C.

tracy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there. I live in the US, but my Mom (who is also Celiac, isn't the gene pool fun?) lives in Canada and has no problems with McD. fries. As far as worrying about the server having gluten on his hands, as far as I've seen McD. fries are always put in the little boxes with a special scoop, and are never touched by the employees. I personally am glad to know that thier fries are gluten-free, because that is something that doesn't need to be messed with, I mean potatoes aren't really that expensive...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes! Ive had a severe reaction to Mc Donald's fry's. I live in Barrie ONTARIO CAN. and the other day thinking that their fry's were okay had the super size. 10 mins, which is the normal time I react to gluten was all it took after eating the fry's. I had a really bad migrane and was sick to the point where i was throughing up every hour. It took me 2 weeks to recover from that incident. Now ive heard good things and bad things on Mc Donalds and i guss it all depends on how everyone react's. Everyone is diffrent. I still do not know why I was so sick and I know it was the fry's on the account that's all i had to eat all day. I hear that they coat their fry's in TBHQ. Somthing we Celiac's cant have. I got that information from the U.S. web site. In Canada im not sure if it would be the same here. If anyone know's more about that let me know cuz i would love to hear about it!

Danielle

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




My mom works in McD's in the US and the grease used for the frys is the same grease that they use for the chicken nuggets. And there's breading on the nuggets, right? So im i would say that the fries are bad! If im wrong im sry.

Joe Moe

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope they don't use the oil from the Mcnuggets....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in kansas....and here they bake their nuggets in these little toaster oven things. Their fries are in dedicated fryers. The hashbrowns are the only other thing that go into them.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But some hash browns have wheat starch in the coatings, so be careful!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are listed on the United States McDonalds Website as Gluten Free!! So ENJOY!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fries and the hashbrowns in the US are gluten free. I don't know about Canada, but I can't see why they would be different. Only some restaurants use dedicated fryers though, so it is a good idea to ask. Especially if it is a McDonald's

Express station like they have at malls and gas stations. They don't have the room for dedicated fryers, so those places are not usually safe to have the fries/hashbrowns.

God bless,

Mariann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,123
    • Total Posts
      919,494
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Annual celiac antibody testing is, in my opinion (and based on what celiac researchers have published), is critical, especially for a 12 year old.  Life is going to get harder for her.  Peer pressure is huge (I have a 15 year old daughter), and remaining diet compliant can be tough.   In Dr. Fasano's, Gluten Freedom, he discusses a young patient who became ill in high school after being gluten free for years.  His parents were perplexed.  Dr. Fasano took the young man aside and he confessed that while on a date, he didn't want to bring up his celiac disease.  So, he ate pizza.  He was too embarrassed to tell his parents.   My daughter does not have celiac disease.  She was first tested two years ago.  Since she is symptom free, is not anemic and her other lab work is fine, we'll wait to test her in another year.  It all depends on the patient, but every few years, testing is recommended for all undiagnosed first-degree relatives.   It certainly sounds like your younger children should be screened.   I wish you both well!      
    • Perhaps you should consider asking for a GI referral.  You might just skip the blood tests and go directly to an endoscopy/biopsies while you are still consuming gluten.  It is the "gold" standard for a celiac diagnosis anyway!   Here's the deal with going gluten free.  You can do it.  It costs nothing, but you must give it six months or longer.  You'd need to think like a celiac, but it can be done!  I'll tell you my tale.  My hubby went gluten-free 15 years ago per the very poor advice of his GP/PCP and my allergist.  After a year of mistakes and learning, he got well.  It worked!  Thirteen years later, I was formally diagnosed.  (It was a shock as I was only anemic at the time.)  Hubby would be the first to say that I have had way more support from family, friends and medical.  I must say, it's nice to see those lab results.  It really helped me adhere to the diet in the beginning too.   So, you know your medical situation.  You must do what's best for you!   I hope you feel better soon!  
    • I'm sure going to have a long talk with my doctor.  Then I'll find a new one that will support me and make sure that my daughter and I both have the proper testing done yearly.  
    • also:  glutendude - i don't get it.  shouldn't it be glutenfreedude?  lolz i eat out few and far between.  most of the times i've been glutened it's been eating out.  this weekend i'm getting my bacon cheeseburger on at red robin  i always get my 'good' waitress - lucky, i guess, paula takes good care of me   and i will eat at bonefish but they have a limited 'safe' menu.  look for places that have the 'GiG'  training they know their stuff.  mellow mushroom, melting pot, california pizza kitchen, pf changs are all supposed to be trained that way.  they know to avoid cc and change their gloves, etc.  
    • I have Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) which has impaired my IgA and my IgG. I have infusions monthly for immunoglobulins. I had a blood test for celiac which showed negative however, I have nearly every celiac symptom. Everything else I have been tested for and believe me I have been tested. Kidneys, Gallbladder, emptying studies, and on and on have all been o.k.    I did go partially gluten free once a long while ago and I did feel better. I wonder if I just go gluten free if it would make a big difference. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,161
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Jashan8534
    Joined